While current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes commanded some spotlight after handily submitting Miesha Tate back at UFC 200 to claim the 135-pound crown, the 28-year-old Brazilian shattered the proverbial ceiling to muster unseen notoriety after knocking Ronda Rousey silly in just 48 seconds at UFC 207 (see those highlights here) last month. Currently riding the biggest wave of her career, Nunes is already setting the bar high entering 2017.
“Honestly, I want to take a little time, enjoy it a little bit but I really look forward to this 145-pound belt,” said Nunes in a recent interview with TMZ Sports.
“Maybe I’ll go up to fight for the 145-pound belt. We’ll see. Maybe I’m going to have two belts like Conor McGregor.”
Remember, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and fellow 135-pound defector Germaine de Randamie are set to punch it out for the inaugural women’s featherweight title at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 (full details here). Either newly-instated featherweight would be a good matchup for Nunes’ potent striking.
But before “Lioness” preys on the 145-pound crop, she must first ward off rising bantamweight title threats Valentina Shevchenko, Julianna Pena and Cat Zingano, who is the only fighter to defeat Nunes inside of the Octagon.
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